Five decades ago, the creators of the Internet brought to this world a new network, born in liberty, and dedicated to the idea that all users are created equal.

Now there is a great struggle, testing whether this Internet, built on open standards, can long endure.

It is our duty today to finish the work which they have so far advanced. We are determined that the open standards of the Internet shall not have been written in vain. That this network, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that a network of the users, by the users, for the users, shall not disappear from the earth.

Network Principles:

Software FreedomFreedom to ForkUser Sysadmins
Right to PrivacyFederal RepublicOpen to All
UNIX PhilosophyChristian LibertyNo Official Religion
UnityRule by LawChecks and Balances
Limited CensorshipBill of RightsConstitution